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Krokodil Gena (1969)

Cheburashka is a creature unknown to science. After the zoo rejects him, he becomes lonely and wants friends. Meanwhile, a crocodile named Gena is in the same boat and seeks friendship. The two meet and build a house for the lonely.

Director:

Roman Kachanov (as R. Kachanov)

Writers:

Eduard Uspenskiy (screenplay) (as E. Uspenskiy), Roman Kachanov (screenplay) (as R. Kachanov)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Vasiliy Livanov ... Gena (voice) (as V. Livanov)
Klara Rumyanova ... Cheburashka (voice) (as K. Rumyanova)
Vladimir Rautbart ... Shapoklyak (voice) (as V. Rautbart)
Vladimir Kenigson ... Salesman (voice) (as V. Kenigson)
Tamara Dmitrieva Tamara Dmitrieva ... Galya (voice) (as T. Dmitrieva)
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Storyline

Crocodile Gena works in the zoo as a crocodile. Every day in the evening he returns home to his lonely apartment. Finally, he gets tired of playing chess with himself, and Gena decides to make friends. On the ads pasted around the city, beasts and people respond. The first comes the girl Galya with the homeless puppy Tobik, and after them came Cheburashka. However, not all are friendly. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1969 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Gena the Crocodile See more »

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Soyuzmultfilm See more »
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Color (Sovcolor)
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Trivia

In 1988, a series of postage stamps dedicated to this animation film were released. The nominal of the marks was 1, 3, 4, 5, 10 kopecks. The stamp depicts one of the animation scenes. See more »

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Referenced in Kto poluchit priz (1979) See more »

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Heartwarming
5 October 2019 | by thatgraogramanSee all my reviews

First episode of the Soviet stop-motion animated film series of "Cheburashka". I grew up on animations like this, and rewatching it makes me simply happy, filled with nostalgia. You have to emphasize how incredible kind and innocent this animation is in comparison to today's cartoons. The story of Gena the Crocodile and the "animal unknown to science" Cheburashka is about friendship, helpfulness and compassion - definitely teaching a kid what the important things in life are. The following 3 episodes are: Cheburashka (1971), Shapoklyak (1974), Cheburashka Goes to School (1983)


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